26 March 2016

Recently Recycled #7

Recently Recycled #7

One day I will have to answer the rather awkward question as to why I keep a bag of empty beauty products lying around, instead of simply popping them in the recycling bin. Until that day arises I will continue to keep collecting them in order to do a round up post a few months later. It has been a while since I featured any products within this series and I will admit to having thrown a few things away since the last post, as the products looked, quite frankly a little bit icky. Nevertheless, here are a few things I have used up recently with a mini review for each. 


I picked this up a little while back after I was originally sent the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny* range. Having had a really good experience with that range this ended up with an inevitable browse to see what else the brand had to offer. The Super Strong Shampoo worked really nicely for me and didn't leave my hair greasy or dry in the slightest, in fact it was left feeling really quite bouncy and shiny. Having said that I am not exactly sure how the 'strength' aspect came into play as I haven't noticed much difference in terms of that. 


If there was ever a 'most featured product' award on my blog then I reckon that this product would come out on top. It goes without saying that this is to date one of my favourite cream cleansers, it just simply works. There is a full review of this on my blog which you can find here if you would like to know more about this cult beauty product. 

Botanics All Bright Micellar 3-1 Cleansing Solution*

This product has been used on and off since I first received this back in July last year. Over the last year or so I have tried quite a few micellar waters, whereby I have to say that for the price (when it is on offer), that this one is pretty hard to beat. It removes make up rather well and it is gentle on the skin and around the eye area. All you need to remember is that a micellar water is no substitute for a good old fashioned cleanse, however they are fantastic for removing that first layer of eye makeup.

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Last year Oskia had quite the moment with this product in particular; everybody seemed to love it. Having now used this up and experienced it for myself I must admit to having rather mixed feelings about it. There is a full review of this to come soon, as due to it being so hyped up, I really did wish to add my thoughts on this. Whilst generally speaking this is a nice gel cleanser, I do feel as though there was something missing, although perhaps my expectations were simply too high. The one thing I wish to add here before my full review is published is that I really did have issues with this stinging my eyes, therefore I have to ensure I steer clear of using this around that area. Whilst I personally would not re-purchase this due to the price, I still think that overall it worked well, it just did not live up to the hype.

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo 

The OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo was a complete impulse purchase after I saw Caroline Hirons mention it quite frequently on her blog and YouTube videos. At first I was not sure what to expect as I had never tried anything from the brand before, although now that I have I will happily explore what they have on offer further as I had a really positive experience with this product. Due to the fact that my hair is colour treated and I do use straighteners more regularly than I would like, I do often find that my hair can be left feeling quite dry and sometimes a little bit static. This shampoo really did make a notable difference in terms of how hydrated my hair looked and felt, therefore, for that reason alone I will be repurchasing. 

Have you tried any of the products above?
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